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he had 24 hours to resign. he didn't. now san francisco's sheriff ross mirkarimi is suspended from his job. the official paperwork expected to be filed today. i'm christie smith. i will tell you what's coming up in a live report. >> where investigators are at in a certain much for a 15-year-old girl. we will take you live to morgan hill coming up. >> developing story. french police in a stand-off with a man accused of killing three jewish school children and a rabbi. we will have the latest. a live look outside. oakland 880. traffic starting to pick up. mike will tell you about it. christine lor christina loren will tell us about it. today, march 21. "today in the bay."
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good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. 6:00. halfway through your workweek. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> very happy to hear it. i'm jon kelley. >> getting funky down the road. we can say funky now that our drought whoas have been eased. last week we had a lot of rain and more on the way. we head through this weekend. tomorrow's storm, kind of a dud. by saturday we have heavy downpours in the bay area. today enjoy the sunshine and springlike conditions. 45 in livermore. i will time out the next two systems to your doorstep. first, though, a check of your drive at 6:01. >> northbound 880 to 238 there is an accident reported. no injuries there but it might affect your transition. not the moss heavy will you used portion of your commute. 880 itself moves smoothly past that as folks join in. nonetheless we will see flashing
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lights. a live look out there and see whatever lights across bay. just a steady flow of headlights into the city and out of the city the bay bridge. no backup and no metering lights at the toll plaza yet. we should see those turn order in about 20 minutes. according to schedule. typical flow this morning. >> we will continue to check with you. 6:0 the 2. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi's suspension officially begins today. mayor ed lee relieved him of his duties yesterday and set the process in motion to permanently remove him from office. christie smith has more. >> reporter: good morning. both sides really digging in here. mayor ed lee had given some indication that this might happen. but today he is expected to file the official paperwork to suspend sheriff ross mirkarimi from his job. saying he did not resign and so now i must act. early monday he had given mirkarimi 24 hours to step down. mirkarimi did not do that.
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is on he said he has taken ful responsibility for his actions. and that the sheriff's department continues to function right and well. he pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment for an incident with his wife on new year's eve day. lee said he's trying to remove him for official misconduct. >> sheriff mirkarimi's actions and confession of guilt all in the lower standards of decency in good faith rightly required of all public officials. i have asked the city attorney to prepare the appropriate documents and notify the board of supervisors and ethics commission. >> now lee went on to name hennessy as the interim sheriff and last ran the department of emergency management after working in the sheriff's department. she has 35 years of experience. what's next n? the ethics commission will hold a hearing on this. then give a recommendation to the board of supervisors and it would take nine out of 11 supervisors to go ahead and
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remove him from office. ross mirkarimi, for his part, he isn't shying away from this probe at all. saying that he would like to tell his side of the story for the first time. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, today in the bay. 6:04. longtime prosecutor accused of sexual assault is taking his own dice court. deputy district attorney michael will file suit against contra costa county and martinez police today. he says that they maliciously investigated and prosecuted him after he was accused of assault in 2008. he p he was accused of raping a former co-worker but the charges were dropped. he's currently on paid administration i have leave. this morning a world turned upside downpour the family of a missing morgan hill teenager. today marking day five since sierra lamar disappeared. mob has seen anything from her. bob redell live in morgan hill now where friends and family held a candlelight vigil. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. in the days since sierra failed
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to catch her school bus at this intersection here down the street from her home, deputies with the sheriff's office had been interviewing her classmates and registered sex off enders here in morgan hill p and fremont where she used to live. while her family has been praying for her safe return. >> if you can hear me p. how much i love you and want you back. i want you back. i love you and i just want you back. >> reporter: that was the voice of sierra's mother, marlene, at a candlelight vigil held last tonight at a local church in much morgan hill. a large crowd of her friends and people from the community gathered to offer their support. sierra is 15 years old. last seen around 6:00 friday morning and supposed to be headed to high school where she is a sophomore but for whatever reason, never made it there. >> we are not going to give up until she comes home.
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i just -- things aren't the same without her. >> have to get home before saturday because you have a hair appointment. we can't wait for you to come home, sierra. we love you. >> the sheriff's office tells us that steve lamar, sierra's biological father, is a registered sex offender but that he's not a person of interest. that he has been cooperating fully with the investigation into his daughter's disappearance. investigators don't know if she was abducted or ran away. though her family stlas were no problems to speak of at home and concerning the fact that her cell phone was found on the side of a road just under a mile away from where she lived. reporting live here in morgan hill, bob redell, today in the bay. >> gilroy police this morning still looking for some kind of help finding a gilroy woman missing since a murder/suicide in their home. investigators believe 27-year-old gutierrez, iraq war
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very ran, shot his mother, martha, last week, before killing his 11-year-old sister and then himself. they say evidence found inside of his car, outside the home indicate a violent struggle and gunfire. several searches have failed to turn up any sign of the 52-year-old woman's body. they are hoping someone saw a the 2004 ford mustang and could k help them narrow down the search area. it is 6:07 now. the most vulnerable becoming the most impacted by budget cuts. that's the focus of a meeting tonight in alameda county. lawmakers say the realignment of state funded programs to county responsibility is straightening financing wilma chance says if the state makes more cuts to programs such as adult day health care, the county will not be able to make up the difference. tonight's budget hearing starts at 6:00 at the alameda boys and girls club in alameda. >> it is 6:07 now. authorities looking for a suspected thief who they say
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tried to run down a san mateo county sheriff's deputy. investigators say that this man is responsible for a series of locker break-ins at the fitness club. the club is located on alpine road just west of 280. a sheriff's deputy had to jump out of the way yesterday, this man sped away from the club. he was driving a tan or salmon colored four-door nissan maxima or toyota camry. some bay area passengers were left out in the cold in alaska. united plight 857 from san francisco was diverted to anchorage because of broken bathrooms. after landing in anchorage, passengers were stuck on the plane for more than five hours before they were eventually allowed to deplane. once off the plane, the 250 passengers were given vouchers for food and shelter. united brought in another plane the next day and passengers boarded but that plane also had problems. passengers took off two days
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later on the third jet. 67 year old george kohler who vanished during a march 12 cycling trip to death valley national park. the is an plan man was last seen heading for his ten in the muskete strings campground near scty's castle, 180 miles northwest of las vegas. kohler's tent and bicycle were still there the next morning but he was nowhere to be found. crews con to serve for him with the help of dogs and a plane from a nearby air force base. the decision 2012 mitt romney needing a big time victory and guess what. hay has it. romney won 47% of the vote in illinois. for the record outspent rick santorum 7-1 there. exit polls showing super conservatives broke for santorum but those most concerned about the economy and beating president obama voted for romney. >> so many people are unemployed.
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>> now the voters turn to louisiana. latest polls showing santorum up by 13 points in that state. >> all right. want to check in with meteorologist christina loren. getting a break in the storm now and get some things done today? >> yeah. you kn good morning. tomorrow at this time we will have showers on the radar. keep that in mind. we have rain just about every other day. all the way through the extended period. 45 degrees in livermore. 49 in san jose. comfortable this morning. not too frigid out there. we have a full deck of clouds overhead. once the sun comes up in an hour you will see those clouds. that's what's keeping us mild. sun will break through by noon today. as a result your temperatures will start to climb. very quickly. 5 degrees by noon. by the bay. 55 for you, cooler at the coast today. and at 4:00 p.m. holding on to the mid 60s as you make your way home from work. so much closer to the weekend where we have more rain on the way. stop the clock on your futurecast, 9:00 p.m. starting to get the first showers at the
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immediate coast. north bay, that front continues to slide to the south as we head throughout tomorrow morning. meet back here and track those showers for you on the radar tomorrow morning. not expecting much. less than a tenth of an inch across the board. whole thing blows out by 1:00 m.m. get another nice day, friday, before things start to change for the weekend. time that for you coming up. let's take to you scottsdale. big game coming up. big game because you can catch it right here on nbc bay area. friday night, we have been missing baseball. well, speaking for myself. 81 degrees. 7:05. rangers versus giants. it will be warm out there. you can catch that game baseball back on nbc bay area. 7-day outlook, next report, next whopper of a storm that arrives this weekend. let's check your drive with mike. >> whoppers and don't nuts the morning. talking about both. look over here. not a whopper of an accident. relatively mine yes or no accident. it is there, northbound 880 to southbound 238. that might be blocking your right lane. it was for a few minutes.
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coming into san lorenzo. nearby foothill boulevard at fairmont drive. words after tree down. relatively mild the last couple of days. this can happen. it might affect your drive heading oar to 580 over foothill boulevard. no official closure reported there. 101. getting up towards the east shore freeway. approaching the bay bridge. no metering lights yet. we have the two water main breaks to tell you about. one in berkeley. addison street. and university will take you past the area. addison is closed between 6th and 8th at 7th closed from university to alston. again, university avenue is clear off of the east shore freeway. further south we are looking at another issue. hollis is closed between 59 and powell. one block. sounds like it is open all the with you off the freeway heading into berkeley as well. >> thanks for the update. >> coming up, the way is cleared for another large shopping complex in san jose. a lot of people are not happy about it. >> plus, we will have the latest on the stand-off in france.
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police have the man accused of killing several people at a jewish school surrounded. an update next. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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the new c-class, with over 2,000 refinements. it's amazing...inside and out. the c-class starts at just $34,800. welcome back. new this morning, france's president calling for unity as police close in on the suspect wanted for the deadly shootings in that country. marla tellez following that stand-off. shes that latest from our newsroom. >> jon, good morning. it is getting intense. the suspect is holed up inside of an apartment a pew miles from the jewish school where he is accused of the shooting rampage that left three children and a rabbi dead. french police say that he's once again speaking to negotiators this morning and says he plans to surrender. here is the thing. minutes ago police saying that if he does not surrender by a particular time, they are prepared to storm that apartment
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building. nbc news reporting he's 24-year-old mohammed mara. there are reports french intelligence have have been track thing guy for several years. he is a french national linked to al qaeda and wants revenge for palestinian children killed in the middle east. the officials say escaped from a prison in afghanistan in 2008. he's also wanted for the shooting death of three paratroopers. the victims of monday's shooting in toulouse were laid to rest in israel. 400 people, including france's foreign minister, gathered at the cemetery to pay their respects to that rabbi and his two children and the 7-year-old girl shot and killed before the start of school monday. they all held dual france/israeli citizenship. people waking up outside in mexico city after yesterday's major 7.4 magnitude earthquake. most of the damage done in central and southern mexico where some 800 homes were
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damaged. the epicenter about 200 miles southeast of mexico city. now while the cleanup will continue today, it is a miracle no deaths were reported. >> thank you very much. >> want to check the forecast right now with met meet christina loren. nice day on tap. >> yes, pretty nice day on tap if you like the rain and if you don't want to wash that car, hold up, we have rain in the forecast for tomorrow and lot more this weekend. don't worry about washing that car. mother nature will do it for you. if you have that nice shine working. 45 degrees in oakland now. it is mild out there. we are starting to drop off a little bit. may want to fwrab a jacket. but once that sun comes out, over the course of the next hour, temperatures are going to shoot right up. we are talking about the 70s today as high pressure maximum, dry conditions today. high pressure going to build in for one more day. it will keep the storm track to our north and everything changes. as we head through tomorrow. at this time tomorrow morning we will likely be tracking showers on the radar. so mike and i will be here to get you through the wet
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conditions and commute tomorrow. overall looking good right now. just a bit of fog sneaking in from the delta. as we head throughout the day today we will stay mice and dry important the most part. 8:00 p.m. tonight, starting to get the first showers in the north bay. that front will slide to the south by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. making for a wet commute. we are not expecting a lot of rain. whole thing blows out by 1:00 m.m. then we see a nice friday before the weekend rain arrives. we have a strong cold front along the way. area of low pressure that will track right over northern california and bay area. so we could pick up an additional two inches of rain. we need it. temperatures today are nice and mild. 71 for gilroy. rain today. none tomorrow. that's the setup. rain every other day. and then by monday, starting to get a nice dry pattern. tuesday, i think we will see very, very light showers. mostly in the north bay. but after that, high pressure sets up.
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we are talking about a week of comfortable conditions. temperatures climbing into the 70s. dry pattern is going to resume as we head through next week. showers on the way tomorrow. check your drive with mike. >> you weren't kid when you said pattern. alternating there. looking over hooshgs, we have a slower pattern for northbound 101 but we have seen this come back up towards the 60. volume building. up find slow spots. a heartbeat as things slow. 87 showing slowing. earlier accident for 17 southbound at hamilton. clear from the roadway. much better here. we will look at -- outside and see how things are heading into the city. 101 along the pen lanes, not a problem. curving up to the city, smooth drive, good spacing between the cars. getting on to the lower deck of the bay bridge. month problems out of the city here. into the city the metering lights turned on. that's an issue, 880 crossing, slowing. we are seeing congestion start to build north of high street as well. taillights away from it.
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southbound with headlights around from it. san mateo bridge. also towards cass traffic valley wide. accidenter with following here northbound at 238. head southbound. not really your main direction. still affecting the roadways. we will send it back to you. >> here is another one. new this morning, watery mess in emeryville. water main break flooded an area near hollis street. 59th street to palo alto blocked off. crews work to fix that problem. police got reports about the break around 1:30 this morning. most of the buildings in the area are under construction. crews cleaning up after another water main break in berkeley. burst at the intersection of 7th street and addison, 3:00. water bubbled up through several holes in the pavement sending a steady stream of water into the street. about 20 homes have been affected. one of the last remaining patches of open land in san jose being zoned for a mega-retail center. 45 acres of land on the northeast corner of highway 85.
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now rezoned for commercial use. city council approving that project in a 7-1 vote just last night. mayor reid says that the new retail center will help boost retail sales tax revenue in the city. critics of the project voiced their concerns the retail center would have a negative effect on traffic and overalluality of life. >> something for everyone. 6:21. coming up, 49ers fans can rejoice or grump. we will tell you the terms of alex smith's new contract coming up. >> video i want to show you. is it real or fake? ♪
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welcome back, everyone. no secret alex smith and the 49ers went on a long and winding road to end up right back where they started. smith just sign ad three-year deal. said to be worth $24 million. signing coming days after smith went down to miami to meet with the doll pins and more than a week after jim harbaugh went down to north carolina to check out peyton manning. now smith will be back for his eighth season with the niners. following last season's trip to the nfc title game. >> real or fake? youtube all a flutter about a video after man flying like a bird. scott mcgrew taking a closer look. >> good morning. i'm not expert about birds or plying people. watch this with me.
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this is video coming out of the hague in the netherlands. this is a guy with bird wings that he built. you can do it, little bird. and there he goes. you know, right. watch him tuck his legs up. now, he has abs of steel there. there is no mechanism holding his legs up. some news agencies are taking this as absolute fact and others are questioning whether it is real or not. one thing that seems odd to me, we will go back to the video. this transition here. we see him from this angle. then we see him from this angle. but let's go back to the original angle again. where is that cameraman? he's not off to the right there near the trees. yet, there's somebody standing practically right next to him as he launches up into the air. we posted this on face book and would love to get your opinion at nbc bay area on facebook. you recall the kony 2012 video.
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ugandan government this morning released an official response. as you can see, it is not quite as slickly produced. this is the prime minister of uganda who thanks organizers at invisible children for making the video but points out that kony is no longer in his country. the original video points that out, too. he appeals to the people to think of his country as not dangerous. a top tourist destination in 2012. to be fair, the british government does warn against travel still there. there's some anti-homosexual laws there that are very tough there. back to you. >> thank you very much. it is 6:26 now. still to come on "today in the bay," sheriff ross mirkarimi facing a decision deadline today. will he step down? a live report coming up. search for a missing morgan hill girl continues. find out what investigators will do today.
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our wild weather ride continues. we are going to see a nice day today. showers tomorrow. and then the main cool front arrives this weekend. lot more rain in the forecast. we will time it out for you coming up. >> timing just about right important the slowdown to kick in for many spots a round the bay. al.col show you what the latestl umip.ng s e. ural comi up. john kelly. jon kelly.
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where is 15-year-old sierra lamar? a family here in morgan hill grows more worried after her disappearance enters the sixth day. that story coming up. >> given 24 hours to step down. he didn't do it. and today the paperwork is being filed to suspend sheriff ross mirkarimi from his job. i'm christie smith. that story coming up. live look at the gold wren gate bridge. traffic ploeg smoothly. how are you peeling? mid week. wednesday, weekend getting close other this wednesday, march 21.
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good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. 6:30 right now. laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm jon kelley. a look outside. check in with meteorologist christina loren to find out a nice, nice day. >> nice day. tomorrow we have really dramatic change. so not only are we going to drop off ten degrees. we have rain in the works. we meet back here tomorrow morning, tracking showers on the radar. this morning, we have mild conditions. and dry as a bone out there right now. really no fog to report. that's the good news for your morning commute. everything changes tomorrow. then we have a really potent storm on the way important the weekend. time that out for you. first, 6:30. let's check your drive on the wednesday with mike. >> welcome back. i have that song in my head. let's get to roadways, under pressure. similar scene looking to the east shore freeway. slowing through emeryville. metering lights turned on.
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even more important than that, surface streets, traveling through berkeley, water main break, addison. that will affect your traffic flow on addison and 7. if you are heading towards cal, and also emeryville, another one affecting hollis. one block. >> thanks for the update. >> 6:31. investigators this morning stepping up their search for 15-year-old sierra lamar. they are desperate for any clues. her mother makes an emotional plea for her daughter's return. bob redell live in morgan hill with what we do know so far. >> good morning. we do know that sierra lamar was supposed to catch a school bus at this intersection behind me on friday morning where you can see now her mom has posted a missing person's poster. looking for her. investigators are trying to find out why she never made it on that ride to high school where the 15-year-old is a sophomore. her family doesn't believe she ran away because they say there
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are no problems at home. what is concern sing that her cell phone was found alongside a road less an mile from her house. investigators have ruled out her biological father, steve lamar. the sheriff's department tells us that even though he's a registered sex offender, he is not a person of interest and has been cooperating fully with their investigation. he along with sierra's sister and mother spoke last night at a candlelight vigil attended blarnlg crowd of sierra's friends. >> if i keep my faith i can go on. this just hard. i feel like -- it is hard for me to eat. i just feel guilty about doing anything. >> in the five to six days since sierra lamar disappeared, sheriffs have been interviewing her classmates and also registered sex offenders who live around morgan hill and free monday where sierra lamar used to live.
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reporting live here in morgan hill, bob redell, today in the bay. >> if have you any information for detectives, they are, of course, anxious to hear from you. they have set up a special e-mail address. tips@sheriffs-sec.gov.org. we will put the e-mail address on our website. stern warning from san francisco's mayor. step down or else. but this morning, ross mirkarimi is facing the first day of his suspension, he says that he's not giving up. christie smith joins us live with what happens no. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is becoming a real battle here in san francisco with neither side giving an inch. and today mayor ed lee taking it up a moch. he is expected to filetle official paperwork to suspend a sheriff ross mirkarimi from his job. he asked him to resign. that didn't happen. and so the next step, file that
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paperwork. then that will start an official ethics probe after mirkarimi pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment of his wife. before lee's announcement, very defiant mirkarimi spoke out saying he doesn't believe there was official misconduct. and he is digging in. >> i believe that i am still very able to be the sheriff in is an plan. and that it is just time -- at this time do i not plan to resign. >> lee has gone on to appoint vick write hennessy as the interim sheriff. she served as deputy chief in the sheriff's department and has 35 years of experience. so what's next in all of this? again, that ethics commission probe on whether to uphold the charges, then goes over to the board of supervisors.
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nine out of 11 of them would have to agree for ross mirkarimi to be removed from his job. and for his part, mirkarimi was asked about what happened on new year's eve day. he didn't really answer reporters. he said he is not shying away from this. he looks forward to finally telling his side of the story. reporting live from san francisco, christie smith, today in the bay. city of oakland preparing this morning to honor four police officers who lost their lives in one of the city's darkest days. the keller avenue bridge will be dedicated to sergeants mark dunnigan, irvin romass, daniel fikay and officer john head. they died in march of 2009 during a shoot-out with cornered fugitive nixon. he was also killed in that incident. san francisco drivers can expect delays along the busy embarcadero this morning. part of the northbound lane between mission and howard streets will be closed. crews will be out repairing the sewer lines.
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no word on when that lane will reopen. 6:35. looks like a clear day outside for us. >> good morning to you. it will be a nice day today. we are going to see temperatures in the 70s. something we haven't had for a while. and the thing is that if you want the rain we have that back in the forecast as of today. the next four days it works out like this. we are going to see nice conditions. dry conditions today. by tomorrow, we start to get showers and shave off ten degrees. same thing for friday. mice conditions on saturday. shave off ten degrees. get the rain showers. that's what is happening in the weather department. let's take you outdoors and show you what it looks like right now. friday, looking pretty good. that's when we will get the most significant rain. between today and tomorrow, looking okay for outdoor activities. tomorrow outdoors for the second half of the day. by friday take a look at that potent front that's going to bring maybe two additional inches of rain. even right here in the south bay that's possible. looking likely. up in the north bay.
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and as we head throughout the next few days things don't change all that much except for temperatures, showers and back to 62 degrees by friday. saturday and sunday looking good. let's check your drive now with mike. >> we have an accident. we are having the southbound 680 with an accident just report order the roadways. that might affect folks. live shot. see if we see that. holding steady here. we will check on you in a pew minutes and see if the accident was reported south of this. back to the maps and show you another accident we are working on. northbound 80 around 238. that will be an issue as you make your transition as this scene clears, crew is on the way out of the area. as you are heading south on 238. foothill boulevard, paramount drive, no major problems for surface streets. may be blocking the lane. it may be a concern later on.
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slower drive. 23 minutes. o o out of the altima pass. not so bad important the rest of the area on this wednesday. we have those two water main breaks. back to you. >> 6:38. coming up today on the bay, parents after florida teen shot and killed by a anybody hood watch leader speaks out on the "today" show. we will show you that exclusive interview coming up. >> new report shows bay area cities are some of the most stressed out in the country. find out why next in a live report from washington. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there?
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okay. if you are at home now, you know, struggling to get out of bed this morning, watching us on tv, you just don't want to get out of bed because you don't want to deal with the stress of the day, don't worry about it. join the club. new report shows the bay area is home to some of most stressed-out cities in the entire country. in the bay tracie potts joins us live. she has all the stressed-out details. good morning. >> reporter: jon, good morning. don't stress out about it too much. you guys ranked number 28 out of 50. not so bad. in the bottom half of the stressed-out cities in america. according to sterling's best places of research firm that did these rankings. they looked at a number of different things. unemployment rates, crime rates,
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suicide rates, how long does it take you to get to work n what about mental health status? can people get enough sleepsome are they drinking too much? when they put all of that together they came up with thee rankings. 28 out of 50 is where the san francisco area actually ranks. and where you really stood out most of the things that they looked at were average. when you guys stood out was alcohol consumption. average 17 drinks per month. it was actually the highest of all the cities they studied. so san francisco not too stressed out. maybe because of the high alcohol consumption. maybe in spite of it. but when what we do know we will be able to compare it next we are. >> you talk about the balancing effect. okay, thank you very much. >> all right. 6:42. still to come 15 more minutes of uninterrupted news. we will tell what you investigators plan to do in the search for a missing morgan hill
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♪ the new c-class, with over 2,000 refinements. it's amazing...inside and out. the c-class starts at just $34,800. welcome back to everyone. 6:45 now. want to get a look at the forecast important today. finally going to feel like spring. >> finally. don't put that winter wardrobe away just yet. you will be switching between spring and winter every other day. take a look at this gorgeous live picture. really, really nice. take a look at what we get to drive to work under. beautiful picturesque start in the city by the bay. basically wherever you are bogey to head this morning, mix of sun and clouds. sun is now making its first appearance. official sunrise at 7:10 this morning. temperatures are comfortable. not too cold out there. 49 degrees in san jose.
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45 in livermore. checking in at 45 degrees in san mateo. as we head throughout the afternoon high pressure holds firm for one more day. we have a lot of cold air and rain on the way. as we head through tomorrow and then especially we head through this weekend. it all works out like this. mild conditions today. 270. down in the south bay. by tomorrow, at this time tomorrow morning, we will be tracking showers. in fact, that front arrives at the north baby 8:00 tonight. 6:00 a.m., greater bay area getting wet at this time tomorrow. the whole thing blows out of here by about 2:00 p.m. and stay nice and dry. mild provide setting up. by saturday, the main event arrives. lot more rain on the way. potentially would inches right here in the south bay. this code front is going to move through quickly as well. so it won't be a complete washout for saturday. but i think it is going to be kind after dreary day. get better outdoor activities conditions on sunday. today great for outdoor actives. 67 in livermore. and 7-day outlook tells the story. nice today. we drop you to 59 degrees,
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showers tomorrow. by friday, 62. we drop you to 52 saturday. with another round of rain. we will get lingering shower activity sunday. monday warming you back up. if you more showers tuesday. so basically you dress for spring today and winter tomorrow and so on and so forth. let's check your drive right now with mike. >> folks hitting the roadway now. seeing slowing in spots like here southbound, 880 south of the dunbarton bridge. san mateo bridge. typical pattern there. we had an earlier accident to report southbound 680. quickly moved to the shoulder. haven't seen any slowing on the center or live camera. we will move on and show folks heading into that area. westbound 580, 25-minimum drive. that will build as that heads over to the interchange. right here we are showing you 101. this is the flow of traffic actually heading north through san jose. as this volume builds, we will show you that south bay traffic flow coming up in the next few minutes. we can get back to the map, show thank you rest of the issues going on in the east bay as well. 680 with a problem southbound.
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we have an accident blocking two lanes that happened over the last few minutes. we have four cars involved. no injuries so far in the report. we have slowing now from 242 coming towards this boulevard. it may provide a break for folks heading along the creek interchange the next few minutes. 24 moves smoothly. mild flowing at the tunnel itself. then east shore freeway shows to the on 50 as we are coming down richmond, berkeley. the metering lights are on. on berkeley we are still following would busted water pipes. more significant are the two 7th, addison. intersection was blocked and there was some pavement damage that might be an issue. addison closed between 6th and 8th. that will be alleviated by university which is still open. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. >> 6:48. police are interviewing friends and family of a missing morgan hill girl. it has been five day since see air lamar disappeared.
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bob redell is live in morgan hill where friends and family will -- actually held a cheerful tribute for her last night. good morning. >> good morning. in the five days since sierra lamar failed to catch her school bus at this intersection behind me just down the street from her home, the sheriff's office have been interviewing her classmates and registered sex offenders here in morgan hill. and free monday where she used to live. while her family has been praying for her safe return. >> if you can hear me, how much i love you and want you back. i want you back. i love you. i just want you back. >> that was sierra's mother, marlene, at candlelight vij el held last tonight at a local church in morgan hill. large crowd of her friends and family from the community gathered to ooffer their suppor. sierra is 15 years old and last seen around 6:00 provide
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morning. she was supposed to be heading to school where she is a sophomore. for whatever reason she never made it there. the sheriff's department tells us steve lamar, sierra's biological father is a registered sex offender, but he's not a person of interest. that he has been cooperating fully with the investigation and into his daughter's disappearance. investigators don't know if he was abducted or ran away. though her family says there were no problems at home. and adding to her concern is the fact that her cell phone was found on the side of the road. less than a mile from where she lived here in morgan hill. reporting live here in morgan hill, bob redell, today in the bay. >> san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi's suspension officially begins today after mayor ed lee relieved him of his duties yesterday. and set the process in motion to permanently remove him from office. today in the bay's christie smith live in san francisco where the sheriff is not giving up without a fight. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you. both sides really digging in here in the fight to keep
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heating up. today mayor ed lee expected to file the official paperwork to suspend sheriff ross mirkarimi from his job. mirkarimi refused to step down as sheriff. he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment of his wife on christmas eve. he was given 24 hours to resign. mirkarimi said he would fight. lee has the next move. >> sheriff mirkarimi's actions and connecticut fegss of guilt clearly fall the lower standards of decency and good faith and rightly required of all public officials. i have asked the city attorney to prepare the appropriate documents and notify the board of supervisors and ethics commission. >> reporter: vickie hennessy will be the interim sheriff. she has 35 years of experience. there will be an ethics probe and then goes to the board of supervisors. we will then have to decide whether or not to remove him from his job. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, today in the
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bay. a longtime prosecutor accused of sexual assault is taking his own case to court. deputy district attorney michael grisettel will file suit. accusing the police of malicious investigation. he was accused of raping a former co-worker in wait but the charges were dropped. he's currently on paid administration i have leave. new this morning, a watery mess in emeryville. water main break flooding an area near hollis street. 59th street, powell also blocked off. crews had to step up and work to fix this problem. police got reports about that break about 1:30 this morning. most of the buildings in the area are under construction. crews right now cleaning up after another break. this one in berkeley. one burst right there at the intersection of 7th street and addison around 3:00. water then bubbled through up through several holes in the pavement. sending that steady stream of water right out into the
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streets. about 20 homes have been affected. people who live in oakland's montclair district say police need to do a better job patrolling their neighborhood. at a community meeting last might many expressed xern abo e about a rash of burglaries. an 79-year-old woman was attacked in her home and locked in her bathroom for hours while thieves ransacked her house. residents say the focus on oakland's more violent neighborhoods is leaving them vulnerable. >> we all know there is a lot more violence going on in different parts of the city. that doesn't mean you shouldn't have police presence in all areas of oakland. >> i think it is something we immediate to -- everybody has to be transparent about. if you are taking resources from one area to another you have to tell us. if you are not, then you need to tell us that. >> some people are taking security into their own hands by installing security cameras.
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parents will rally in support of school principals. the school board removed seven principals earlier in month because of poor student performance. several top administrators were also stripped of some of their duties. parents are upset they were not told about the decision. they will attend tonight's school board meeting and protests. hayward city hall. a family cleared to move forward with a lawsuit against the dodgers. the family can proceed with a negligent suit once the team emerges from bankruptcy. that could happen sometime next month. the family sued the team and owner, frank mccourt, last year. they claim that the team did not provide adequate security at the march baseball game there. opening day. stowe was beaten in the parking lot after the ball game. they want at least $50 million for long-term care. man originally suspected of beating stowe is out of jail. police arrested ramirez last may and was eventually cleared.
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but he was sentenced to ten months in jail for a parole violation. two new suspects, sanchez and marvin norwood were arrested last june. 6:54. new this morning, early morning stand-off with the suspect wanted in the deadly shootings in southern france. could come to an end any minute. marla tellez is in the newsroom with the latest developments. >> an nbc news crew on the ground in toulouse is working to confirm this. if he does no surrender by 6:30 a.m. our time, 25 minutes ago, they said they would go right in. storm the apartment building where 24-year-old mohammed mara has been holed up all morning long. officials say the suspect's brother was actually taken into custody during the early morning raid on the home a few miles from the jewish school where the suspect is accused of going on that shooting rampage that killed three children and a ran
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write. he is want for the shooting deaths of three paratroopers. we are learning mara is linked to al qaeda and tells police he wants revenge for palestinian children killed in the middle east. to the north and paris police on high alert there after a package explodes at the indonesian embass write. police say an employee discovered the suspicious package and stepped back just in time important the bomb inside exploded. the blast broke windows but did not hurt that worker. what we are selling, that's what you heard. shelling continuing in syria as the death toll continues to rise. this video out of homes which has been at the center of the yearlong uprising. the united nations says that well over 8,000 people have died in the government's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. just this morning, the u.n. envoy kofi annan set forth a peace proposal to end the bloodshed in syria. >> thank you for the update. 6:56 now. this morning we are hearing from the parents of an unarmed
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florida teen shot and killed by a neighborhood watch leader. 17-year-o 17-year-o 17-year-old trayvan martin was shot and killed. the man that killed him said it was in self-defense. he has not yet been charged. charges of racism grows. martin's father is calling for patience. >> i strongly feel that he needs to be arrested because a crime was committed. my son was murdered. my son is not with us no more. nothing can bring him back. >> you can see the rest of that exclusive interview next on the "today" show. it is 6:57. those popular air races that turned deadly months ago now returning to reno. e-mails announcing tickets sales for the 49th annual event went out yesterday. last year total of 11 people, you see it there, were killed when that plane crashed right into the crowd. organizers say despite the
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tragedy, they are moving poured with the reno air show. they planned for this year the air races scheduled for september 12 through the 16th at the reno airport. vicious -- territorial battle brewing in san jose's animal kingdom. biologists say that's a good thing. a male falcon chased off a rival and dramatic displays in the sky above downtown san jose earlier this month. guess what, it was over a female. nesting atop san jose city hall. biologists say that's not surprising at all. rivalry is a good sign that birds are making a comeback in the bay area. 1970 there were no paragrene falcons. currently there are 30 to 35 pairs chasing females. markets have been open for just about half an hour. we want to get a look at how the numbers are looking this morning. >> fairly mild out there. dow industrials down just four points. hewlett-packard is up ever so
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lightly as we hear hewlett-packard will combine printer and pc business. yes, there are the mad men and mad women who support them. opening the new york stock exchange. trivia for you. on this day in history 2006. jack dorsey sent out the first message on twitter. what was it that jack dorsey said? he said i am just setting up my twitter. to whom he sent this i'm not exactly sure. bit it showed a lot of faith on his part. there you go. >> hey, let's check the forecast. meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. temperatures in the 60s. showers on the way tomorrow. check your drive once more with mike. >> southbound 680. let's take a look at the map. an accident brewing. southbound 680 has a couple of lanes blocked. being moved to the shoulder. it has not moved yet. south bay, northbound 101. an accident here at

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